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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2013 - 19.28 July

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Category: Edition 2013

The untold real story of four young students attending Columbia University who were inspired by the example of Walt Whitman and the “Dead Poets Society” and challenged the strict rules of the most powerful American university, and became inspiration for subsequent generations. In KILL YOUR DARLINGS, the new DEAD POETS SOCIETY, Daniel Radcliffe will awake the wish to climb on a school desk again.


La vera storia mai raccontata di quattro giovani studenti della Columbia University che, ispirati dall'esempio di Walt Whitman e della “setta dei poeti estinti”, sfidarono le rigide regole della più potente università americana, finendo per diventare a loro volta ispirazione per le generazioni successive. Definito il nuovo ATTIMO FUGGENTE, con KILL YOUR DARLING - GIOVANI RIBELLI, Daniel Radcliffe vi farà tornare la voglia di salire in piedi su un banco di scuola.



Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Teaser
Duration 104’
Production Year 2013
Nationality USA
Directed by John Krokidas
Screenplay Austin Bunn, John Krokidas
Director of photography Reed Morano
Editor Brian A. Kates
Production Design Stephen H. Carter
Costume Design Christopher Peterson
Sound Warren Shaw
Music Nico Muhly
Main cast Daniel Radcliffe (Allen Ginsberg)
Dane DeHaan (Lucien Carr)
Michael C. Hall (David Kammerer)
Ben Foster (William Burroughs)
Jack Huston (Jack Kerouac)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Naomi Ginsberg)
Produced by Michael Benaroya, Christine Vachon, Rose Ganguzza, John Krokidas


John-Krokidas-by-Matthew-Lyn-1John Krokidas
Born 1973, Springfield (Massachusetts). He received his BA in theatre and American studies from Yale University before attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts graduate film program. He wrote and directed two short films while at NYU: the first, SHAME NO MORE (1999), was played at more than 70 film festivals, and the second, SLO-MO (2001), was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. KILL YOUR DARLINGS is his first feature film as a director.

John Krokidas
Nato nel 1973 a Springfield, nel Massachusetts. Si laurea in teatro e studi americani all’Università di Yale. In seguito, studia cinema alla Tisch School of the Arts di New York. Intanto scrive e dirige due cortometraggi: il primo, SHAME NO MORE (1999), viene proiettato in più di 70 festival, e il secondo, SLO-MO (2001), viene presentato al Sundance 2002. KILL YOUR DARLINGS è il suo primo lungometraggio da regista.





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